Another year goes by and with that You & I completes
11 beautiful years of existence. There is so much we have learnt in these past years that has helped us grow and learn, and all these experiences have brought us closer to you, our readers. With every issue, our team strives to deliver what is expected of us --- new and good quality content complemented by premium visuals. We hope to continue entertaining and absorbing you in a plethora of content for generations to come. Here, we present to you our 11th anniversary special that features great content on various subjects. Whether its fashion, sports, art, or travel that interests you, we have something for everybody in here!
When you think of a person with a royal lineage, you imagine them to be stately, elegant, and righteous, and that’s exactly what Princess Esra, who dons the cover of this special issue, exudes. The amount of love and care that Princess Esra, the wife of the eighth Nizam, has for Hyderabad is truly amazing. I think every Hyderabadi should appreciate all that she continues to do to ensure that the legacy and heritage of Hyderabad is maintained. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to interview her recently, and appreciate how candid, open, and warm she was in sharing so many things about herself, her family, and her extraordinary life. Read all about this wonderful and gracious lady in Cover Story.
Taking the royal theme forward, our Feature Story delves into the glitzy and glam lives of royal women and men of all times, bringing to light some stylish ones who have made a name for themselves as fashion icons. We also have a Special Feature on Pearls, written by my sister Zakia Bilgrami Farooqui. Turn to the section to know more about the queen of gems.
Our People in Focus section always has people from varied walks of life, and this time too, we have four highly talented individuals --- Sudha Reddy from Hyderabad, Sheetal Mafatlal and Gaurav Gupta from Mumbai, and Mandira Lamba from Delhi. All of them share fascinating details of their personal and professional lives with us.
In Sensational Spaces, we have a beautifully written article on three striking hotels and resorts. While one is a resort in Japan, and another a hotel and spa in France, the third is a palace in India. This one’s a real visual treat!
While women have been known to take their appearance very seriously, slowly and steadily, men are beginning to do so too. In Mind & Body we list out some of the most luxurious treatments that men can indulge in. And why not, vanity isn’t reserved for women alone!
Make sure to check out the Wedding Moments section wherein we’ve presented the beautiful weddings of Sama Ali and Kaeshav Sahnan in Delhi and Barkath Alam Khan and Qudsia Owaisi in Hyderabad.
Thank you for being our special and valued readers. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we did, in putting it together for you.